As part of our commitment to create well-maintained parks and allotments, protect the environment, and support the city’s thriving wildlife population, we’re planting thousands of new trees and hedgerow across Newcastle’s green spaces.
Working with the North East Community Forest – a 30 year, multi-million pound project that will see tens of thousands of trees planted and all-new woodland in the region – we’ve accessed funding through Trees for Climate to deliver a tree and hedgerow planting project at Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve.
Around 1,280m of hedgerow – the equivalent of 6,500 trees – will be planted this Spring along the southern boundary of the nature reserve, with new fencing installed to protect the new trees. The planting at Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve has been approved by Durham Wildlife Services (DWS).
We know how important Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve is to people in Newcastle and the wider region, and we know there are many of you that want to play an active role in helping look after this green space. That’s why we’re inviting you to join us on Saturday 26 March between 10am and 2pm to help us plant some of the new trees and carry out other conservation tasks on site.
You don’t need any previous gardening experience, and all ages are welcome (children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). We’ll provide all the tools and equipment you need, but if you have gardening gloves at home, do please bring them along.
There’s no need to book, you can just come along at a time between 10am and 2pm that suits you.
You can find us the southern boundary of the Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve near the heathland. The what3words location is https://w3w.co/fuels.dive.hats. Look out for Urban Green Newcastle flags.
Parking is available off Coach Lane at the car park closest to Newcastle Airport (please note: the car park opposite the housing development is currently closed). The what3words location is https://w3w.co/chill.note.reader.
Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, and you may want to bring something waterproof – just in case.
If you have any questions ahead of Saturday 26 March, you can email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you on site!